Lip fillers are considered to be a non-surgical treatment, and as such can technically and legally be performed by someone who is not formally trained in medicine – even if it is highly frowned upon by everyone from the media to industry professionals in the medical and aesthetic field. Despite the fact that there is no official legal requirement in place when it comes to certification and training, however, there are very few untrained individuals who will be able to breakthrough and gain high quality products from the right suppliers, with insurance, without running into some serious problems.
The questions that clients should be asking
A savvy client will know that before any procedure takes place, they should first be offered a consultation whereby the therapist will talk them through the procedure, their desired outcome, any potential side effects and things to look out for, and whether or not the procedure might be right for them.
Following this consultation, they should be given a decent amount of time to consider their decision and whether the treatment is right for them – before diving straight in and undergoing the procedure.
When performed to a high standard, be those professionally trained in the procedure, the lip fillers will last between 6 and 9 months and you should be back to normal activity on the same day.
What do you need to perform Lip Fillers safely?
Administering any kind of injection is considered a medical procedure, which is why the safest therapists who offer Botox and lip fillers are actually trained medical professionals and those who have undertaken the right level of training. Nurses who have chosen to specialise in aesthetics, or Doctors who have changed their focus route are both eligible. Also, Beauticians who have undergone Skinoza Academy’s extensive training program designed to give them knowledge they need to safely perform lip filler treatment are also permitted to perform lip fillers. Dermal filler injections are not superficial skin treatments, they are needle injections that penetrate the skin to a depth that increases the risk of complications. Hence, why our courses include practical lessons in medical procedures and detailed module covering complications management to ensure safe injection of dermal filler.
Why is this?
In short, any practising Beautician who offers lip fillers will need to have the necessary insurance in place. This is both so that you have the right level of cover should something go wrong, and also to ensure that you are provided with the highest quality filler products – as suppliers are restricted in who they sell product to and will only serve those with the right level of insurance in place in order to protect their reputation and their business.
In order to get the highest level of reputable product you need to have the right insurance in place, and in order to get that insurance you need to have the right level of training that an insurance partner will be happy to cover you.
All clinics offering lip fillers and other dermal filler treatments should also be registered with the CQC.
Anyone looking to offer lip fillers as part of their beauty services should be trained in administering injectable treatments, and for most training bodies this requires some level of formal medical training or formal aesthetic injectables training. Those who are not able to complete a Nursing degree to follow a career in providing lip fillers and other dermal fillers, or who are not equipped to undergo our course, can consider other non-invasive beauty treatments like laser treatments, though again these require extensive training and a high level of insurance.